Box Score: Cavaliers 118, Magic 94

Goodness gracious, Cavs fans, this was a fun one. The good guys outscored the Magic 67-43 in the second half en route to a dominant victory Saturday night in Orlando, the team’s second largest win in the post-LeBron era (27 points vs. Bobcats on Feb. 6).

The tremendous road win also represents a complete turnaround for these two teams this season — the Magic started 12-13, but are just 3-29 since. That’s ironically the exact same streak that the Thunder had to start the season in Kevin Durant’s second year.

Also notable: The Cavs bench scored 59 points.  Led by efficient scoring performances from Speights, Ellington and Miles, this shows the potential of this more complete Cleveland team. And boy, was this fun. The Cavs are now 13-14 in their last 27 games.

 

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — 18-37 (Won last 2)
ORLANDO MAGIC — 15-41 (Lost last 5)
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 26 25 28 39 118
ORL 25 26 21 22
94

 

Cleveland

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Kyrie Irving
G 29:36 4-9 0-1 4-4 +3 0 3 9 1 1 0 0 2 12
Dion Waiters
G 26:02 5-16 1-3 1-2 +22 2 4 4 0 1 0 3 3 12
Tyler Zeller
C 25:15 7-12 0-0 2-2 +21 6 7 1 0 1 1 0 2 16
Tristan Thompson
F 24:26 1-5 0-0 0-2 +15 5 11 3 2 0 1 0 0 2
Alonzo Gee
F 24:16 6-9 1-3 4-4 +9 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 17
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 43-87 9-21 23-28 18 47 28 10 8 4 7 20 118
Percentages .494 .429 .821 Team Rebounds: 8
Marreese Speights
22:45 4-8 0-1 10-12 +3 2 8 1 0 1 1 1 2 18
Wayne Ellington
22:18 6-10 3-6 0-0 +21 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 15
Shaun Livingston
21:58 2-3 0-0 0-0 +2 1 2 6 2 1 0 0 4 4
C.J. Miles
19:50 5-10 4-7 2-2 +15 1 6 0 1 1 0 1 2 16
Luke Walton
17:23 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
Kevin Jones
6:11 2-3 0-0 0-0 +7 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 4
Omri Casspi
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Daniel Gibson
DNP – Coach’s Decision

Orlando

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Arron Afflalo
G 29:54 6-12 1-5 3-5 -22 1 3 3 3 0 1 2 3 16
E’Twaun Moore
G 27:45 5-12 2-5 0-0 -16 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 3 12
Nikola Vucevic
C 29:51 3-3 0-0 0-0 -23 1 7 3 2 0 0 0 1 6
Maurice Harkless
F 35:14 6-13 1-2 0-3 -38 3 5 0 0 1 1 1 3 13
Andrew Nicholson
F 21:45 4-10 0-0 0-0 -17 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 8
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 38-79 4-14 14-22 11 36 22 15 5 7 4 20 94
Percentages .481 .286 .636 Team Rebounds: 7
Beno Udrih
26:58 3-7 0-1 4-5 -2 2 3 7 1 2 0 0 0 10
Tobias Harris
24:38 5-10 0-1 4-4 -10 1 6 0 1 0 3 0 1 14
DeQuan Jones
20:00 4-6 0-0 1-2 -1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 9
Kyle O’Quinn
13:35 2-3 0-0 2-3 +9 1 7 2 0 0 1 0 5 6
Doron Lamb
10:20 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
Al Harrington
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Jameer Nelson
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Hedo Turkoglu
DNP – Coach’s Decision
  • NoVA Buckeye

    Maybe they can actually steal a win in Miami tomorrow (crosses fingers)

  • http://www.facebook.com/brunomiller130 Brian Miller

    I was impressed with how Zeller was asserting himself in the post.
    Also, I think Kyrie was making a conscious effort to pass first this game, and it worked well.

  • thenoclist

    Told you this was a Cavs town.

  • FearTheRoo

    Was nice to see Mr. 4th quarter get to sit out the 4th quarter! When our second team plays like they did tonight the Cavs can hang with anyone!

  • Dave

    It’s not just winning. It’s winning in a way that sends a statement. And that statement is that the Cavs can put out there 9-10 players that can beat you if you aren’t paying attention. Who would have expected it to be Zeller acting with authority inside?